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Pathways to nursing : a guide to library and online research in nursing and allied health / Dennis C. Tucker and Paula Craig.

By: Tucker, Dennis C.
Contributor(s): Craig, Paula.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Medford, N.J. : Information Today, c2004Description: viii, 117 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 1573871923 (pbk.); 9781573871921 (pbk.).Subject(s): Nursing -- Research | Online library catalogs | Library information networks | NursingDDC classification: 610.73/072
Contents:
The library as a physical space -- The library catalog -- The reference collection--tomes of information -- Periodicals and indexes -- Electronic resources and the Internet -- The research paper--putting it all together -- A review of the process.
List(s) this item appears in: Nursing Collection | Nursing Research/Theory/Philosophy/History
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 91-107) and index.

The library as a physical space -- The library catalog -- The reference collection--tomes of information -- Periodicals and indexes -- Electronic resources and the Internet -- The research paper--putting it all together -- A review of the process.

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This reviewer initially wondered for what audience this book was written. Upon finishing the book, the question was still unanswered. Tucker (an independent scholar) and Craig (Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar) have written a book whose purpose is to teach library research skills. It seems clear, however, that these important skills must be learned in the library with a librarian's help in doing an actual literature search. Secondly, though the section on using card catalogs is interesting, it is worth asking how many academic libraries still use them. In the section on indexes, there is little on CINAHL or MEDLINE. The book's index does not include an entry on CINAHL, which is surprising, since this is the primary index for nursing and allied health. Another problem is the author's note that states, "We have chosen to use masculine references as 'gender-generic' rather than the cumbersome he/she etc." It is inexcusable for a book that proposes to teach research skills not to model gender-sensitive language. The book's positive aspects include a listing of Web sites, information on evaluating Web sources, a good description of the American Review of Nursing Research, and a good (if simplistic) overview and reference section. ^BSumming Up: Not recommended. M. Kalman SUNY Upstate Medical University

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